Find Wiglett Spawn Locations On Pokemon Go Using OpenStreetMap

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    Wiglett has just debuted on Pokemon Go, with a catch. Wiglett will only spawn in areas on Pokemon Go that are "beaches".

    You might not need to travel all the way to the seaside to catch a Wiglett however.

    Pokemon Go obtains it map data from OpenStreetMap (OSM), this means we can query OSM for locations tagged as a beach, which have the potential to spawn Wiglett.

    Specifically the the tag we want to search for on OSM is natural=beach

    The easiest way to search for a specific tag on OSM is with Overpass Turbo

    This can be done with the following query:
    Code:
    /*
    Search for natural=beach tag to show potential locations Wiglett can spawn.
    */
    [out:json][timeout:25];
    // gather results
    nwr["natural"="beach"]({{bbox}});
    // print results
    out geom;
    
    Simply copy + paste this query in to the code box on the left and click run.

    Depending on area of the map you are viewing on OSM this can take a while to run, so you might be better zooming in on a certain location before clicking run:

    osm-query.jpg

    I let the query run for most of the UK, the results can be seen below:

    beach-pokemon-go.jpg

    As you can see quite a few areas inland are tagged as natural=beach, meaning you should find Wiglett will spawn there, if we zoom in on one area we can see the natural=beach tagged area:

    inland-beach-area-pokemon-go.jpg

    Looking at a Pokemon Go map that covers spawns in various locations in the UK we can indeed confirm their is a Wiglett currently spawned in that location. It seems to be a rare spawn, so I suspect some luck will be involved in their been an active spawn when you visit. However if you have a location local, you can randomly keep checking back when out and about.

    wiglett-pokemon-go-map.jpg

    Now you know all you need to potentially identify somewhere local to you that will allow you to catch a Wiglett.

    This is where I would like to show you a catch screen of myself obtaining a Wiglett, sadly i'm nowhere near anywhere that has the potential to spawn Wiglett. However at least i now know this.

    Here is a screenshot from a friend who did happen to live near one of these inland locations and was able to successfully catch a Wiglett on Pokemon Go, without been near the coast.

    wiglett-uk.jpg

    Happy hunting trainers!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2024

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